Augusta Adventure Fest re-ignites in 2018, adding exciting new races for all age groups to meet rad new levels of action packed excitement. The biggest adventure race weekend in the world is going off in November, and Rad Season will be heading over to Western Australia to take it all in!
Whether you feel rad enough to go the races alone or compete in relay races, the two day event attracting over 3,000 competitors and 10,000 spectators is gearing up for it’s magical adventure trail races through the untouched coastal landscape of Augusta and past the iconic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. It will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November, 2019.
On Saturday, competitors can now choose to compete in standalone races throughout the day, or participate in them all as an “Adventure Warrior”. Organisers have reintroduced competing in the Adventure Warrior as part of a relay team or as individuals. Standalone races will be held throughout Saturday, allowing for rest and recovery between events.
On Saturday, entrants can choose between the 2km Ocean Swimming Race, 15km Ocean Paddling Race, 15km Trail Running Race and 35km Mountain Bike Race. The raddest entrants can complete this epic race and reach warrior status!
On Sunday the non-stop adventure races continue with the traditional “Augusta Adventure Race”, which can also be completed in teams. It consists of a 1km Ocean Swim, 6.6km Coastal Run, 15km Mountain Bike Ride, 6km Inlet Paddle, culminating with a steely 200m run to the finish line.
‘Adventure Fest is waiting for you all, so hop on it and get down to Western Australia to hit the trails.’
“Junior Survivor”, the most popular family favourite event will be back and is a 4km obstacle and adventure run for rad kids aged up to 13 years.
The event organisers Rapid Ascent say that the new format allows anyone and everyone to be involved, and are looking forward to seeing adventure racers that will take part in everything as well as runners who want to compete in the trails, to paddlers who just want to get in and paddle their troubles away!
Rad Season CEO Oli Russell-Cowan is getting ready to hit the trails, and will be ready to give us the low down on the entire event upon his return.
As well as participating in the event, there is a multitude of other activities you can partake of in the area.
Known internationally as one of the best surfing destinations on Earth, Margaret River is host to more than 40 stunning beaches, some boasting some epic reef breaks. There is also great surfing and stand up paddle boarding learner beaches along the beautiful coastline, which will be ablaze with over 2,500 brightly coloured wildflower varieties at this time of year.
Augusta is located in the breathtaking Margaret River region of Western Australia, highlights include gorgeous state and national forest trails, whale watching tours, as well as limestone cave formations to visit. Augusta has rock climbing, absailing, mountain biking and canoeing tours on offer to suit every kind of adventurer out there.
Walk or train to Busselton Jetty to explore marine life up close at their underwater observatory or take a soak in the Indijup Natural Spa that meets the ocean.
The area is host to 20% of Australia’s top wineries, visit breweries, cideries and distilleries while kicking back and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean. Fresh fish and local delicacies such as chocolate, cheeses, olives, nougat, breads and venison adorn the menus, even joining a fishing tour to catch your own is an option.
There’s still time to book in to accommodation at nearby Margaret River, and enter the biggest adventure trails race in the world. We’ll see your rad self in November.
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